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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

How about another great Sketch

This one is from Digi Sketch Challenges (always great sketches) I have used Kraftcard for the card, brown cardstock and buttons, a Kaisercraft Die Cut and a ticket sentiment (I have moved the sentiment to the top of the card)

Entered into:
Digi Sketch Challenge - One for the Men
CWLC # 74- Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Choose your own Sketch
Fussy and Fancy - Vintage

A Sketch

This card has been inspired by the sketch at Paper Players this week, I loved the idea of the tag on the front of the card.

I have used an image called cowboy 2, coloured the little fellow with copic pens and mounted the image on designer paper and green cardstock, all put onto a Kraft card. Added a gold sticker sentiment and buttons. The little tag has a birthday message.

I then decided I like the sketch so much I made another variation of it with spotted paper , diecuts from Kaisercraft and blue gems.
So simple yet so effective, definitely one of my favourite sketches.

Entered into:
Paper Players Sketch Challenge # 180
Simon Says Monday Challenge - This is where the Cowboy rides away  Cowboy Card
C.R.A.F.T. - Colour Challenge #243  Blue Card
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge #162 Spots and Dots  Lots of spots and dots on my blue card

A little bit more decoupage

This girft set comprises of a card and a gift bag.  The pre-coloured images are from Polka Doodles CD "Cherry Blossom Lane". I have printed the image multiple times, using decoupage on the bunny's skirt, her shopping bag and the flower on the bag.  Diecut some leaves for the card and added a fabric bloom.

Typed a sentiment for the bag and added some bling swirls.

Entered into:
Polka Doodles - Shop till you Drop
613 Avenue Create #56 - Gift Set
Just Inspirational - Swirls
Party Time Tuesday #157 - Anything Goes
Come and Get It Challenge - Lets go Shopping

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Fan-Tastic Tuesday # 20 - Cute and Sweet

Our Sponsor for this week is Di's Digis, click on the badge to go to her store.

The theme this week is Cute and Sweet and I have chosen to use an image from Crafty Moments, check out the site HERE, all the images are free.

The image I chose to use is called "Boy with Flower", I have made a 4 x 4 gift card.  Coloured the boy with Copic and Touch pens, added some punch branches and flowers with gems to complete the little card.

Fan-Tastic Tuesday # 20 - Cute and Sweet

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 196 - Lots of Glitter - 26 January, 2014

This weeks sponsor is
The Prize this week is a $20.00 gift certificate to The Paper Shelter Store

I choose Fantasy on Ice for the Lots of Glitter Challenge.  She is coloured with Copic and Touch pens, I have added glitter to her clothes, hair and gave her sparkly cheeks, Liquid pearls have been added to the snowflake.  Mounted on pink glitter card, some edging of aqua gems.  A typed sentiment and a penguin sticker complete the card.

Saturday, January 25, 2014


A quick and simple card this time, I have created the card with a couple of silhouettes of music and a drummer boy.  Printed and cut out glued to a card.

Entered into:
ABC Christmas - B is for bare (bare essentials) - only the printed image.
The Male Room - Music
Craft Cardmakers #108 - Black and White
Try it on Tuesdays - Celebrations, no birthdays - Christmas

Friday, January 24, 2014

Brown Sugar #78 - Embossing

We are sponsorsed this week by Sassy Designs, always cute and gorgeous.

Click on the Badge to go to their store

 The theme this week is embossing and I got to play with Masquerade Ball.  I printed her twice, one image I coloured with Copic pens.

The other image I put through my Testure Boutique using a Sizzix dot embossing folder using hand made paper.  The result is that the image will shrink slightly, which let me leave her with some pink slip showing, (or if you wished tyou could cut the bottom off and have no slip showing.  Just another way to use embossing.

Added some gems and liquid pearls, mounted on designer paper, added a sentiment.

Brown Sugar #78 - Embossing
Sister Act # 41- Anything Goes - Cards Only
Daring Cardmakers - Earniong your stripes - Diagonal small dash stripes

Thursday, January 23, 2014

"Jewel Junebug Buggmee."

This cute image is from Lacy Sunshine, and you may be able to receive it free if you enter the challenges at her blog.  The store can be found HERE

I have coloured her with Copic pens, added glitter to her wings, some glitter edging, red gems, ribbon, flower and a sentiment

Entered into
Lacy Sunshine - Bingo - I chose Ribbon, Flower and Glitter.
Just Inspirational - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter # 142, a Digi image + sentiment

A is for.........

Simon Monday Challenge blog are having an "A is for...." challenge this week, I've typed straight onto the card and added a chipboard apple, a very simple CAS.

Entered into
Simon Monday Challenmge - A is for....
Fab N Funky Challenges #200 - All about Words
Oldie but a Goodis - Recycled ( The apple is from an old childrens book)

Beccy's Place - January

I won this cute little bear amongst others last month from Beccy, so cute, check out her store HERE.
I have coloured the bear with copic pens, added some ribbon, and arrow, mounted on glossy paper and typed a sentiment.
Enterd into:

Beccy's Place - January Anything Goes
Cuttin & Stampin Anything Goes with Arrows
Party Time Tuesday #156 - Ribbon
Digistamps4Joy- Ribbon

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Crafters Cafe Challenge # 47 - Ha Ha Very Funny

We have two sponsors this week at the Crafters Cafe Challenge: Click on the badge to go to their great stores

 The theme for this week is HaHa Funny, very easy with so many funny Bugapoo images and sentiments, I used Gus Recount image and sentiment for the card, typed the numbers and sentiment straight onto the card, coloured Gus with Copic and Touch pens.

For my second project this week I chose a very cute cat, called Snack Cat from Oak Pond creations, very cute cat, but I think he has eaten too many of those cupcakes.  Coloured with Copic and Touch pens, added typed a sentiment.  I used a cream card and Polka Dot card for mounting.

The background polka dot card, I have had for a while, as I knew one day I would use it.  Here's a hint when you buy stamps/ stickers/embellishments always look at the packaging, this was the backing to a sheet of stickers.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Something Beautiful by Julie- DT Call for the new Besties 3D Deco Girls

I could not pass up this DT call, I love decoupage, and these cute images come in a sheet, with the different layers already coloured, all you have to do is cut them out and layer them, which is great for those who are not quite confident enough to try decoupage layering themselves.

They are by Sherri Baldy, check out her Etsy store HERE

This is the first time I have used one of the 3D sheets and I can say it was very easy to cut out and layer.  The only difference I did was on the top layer I cut out some of her petticoat to give it more layers, I also added some pink glitter to the petticoat as well.  I sculptured her pony tail and her bow. Rather than go all pink, I went with the green in her frock as the main colour, layered on top of pink for the card.  Added a gold sticker sentiment and a row of green and pink flowers.

Entered into:
Something Beautiful by Julie- DT Call for the new Besties 3D sheets
Sister Act - Cards Only
C.R.A.F.T Challenge #242 - Decoupage

Dilly Beans - Mardi Gras Colours - Purple Green and Gold

I've used Lulu Framed for the challenge this fortnight, coloured with copic pens and some added purple, green and gold glitter to the image.  I have also added some edging, flowers, a butterfly to her hair and a sentiment, all gold stickers.

Dilly Beans - Mardi Gras Colours - Purple Green and Gold

Easel card with a twist

Delicious Doodles has a challenge for an Easel Card.  I have used an image from Delicious Doodles called Daisies+Butterfly, check out their store HERE.

This image seemed just right for the effect I wanted with my Twisted Easel Card, I printed the image twice, once right side up and once upside down, so I could achieve a mirror image on my card, Coloured with Copic pens, added some glitter to the Butterflies, I have also added to butterfly split pins.

Front of Card when closed
Inside of card when opened
Standing up with the fasncy fold to make it a twisted Easel
Entered into:

Delicious Doodles # 71- Easel Card
Created With Love # 73 - Winged Things (Butterflies)
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes/Fancy Folds (Twisted Easel)

Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge - Hearts and Love

It has been so long since I did an ATC, life has just got in the way lately, here is one for this weeks challenge, it has been made for an ATC swap group.  The background has been made digitally with pieces from Pink Lotty and Tumblefish Designs, and both can be found at Deviant Scrap.
I printed out the background and the heart with wings, I have glued the heart down, but used 3d squares to raise the wings.

 Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge - Hearts and Love
The Crazy Challenge - Fairy Tale - The Frog Prince

Fan-Tastic Tuesday #19 - Make it Feminine

Our Sponsors this week are Sparkle N Sprinkle, check out their store, just click on the badge below

This beautiful image is called 'Danielle' and keeping with this weeks theme to make it Female, I have coloured her with copic pens, mounted on aqua and lemon cardstock, card is made from an off white cardstock, used my trusty Martha Stewart punch to create the little branches and added flowers and gems.  A small sentiment completes my square card.

Check out the challenge at FanTastic Tuesday, remember all entries need to be a square.
Fan-Tastic Tuesday #19 - Make it Feminine

Polkadoodles & Studio 12 - Anything Goes/Girl Talk
Scribble and Scrap Blog # 10 - Anything Goes

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 195 - Winter Cards - 19 January, 2014

Our sponsors this week are
The prize this week is the winners choice of 3 digital stamps or a $10 gift digital stamp card

I chose Sleddin Snowman for my card this week, coloured with Copic and Touch pens, I have cut him out and mounted the image on a snowflake patterned paper and added a snowflake to the top of the card.  The sentiment on the front is the first verse of a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, called "Snowflake".  The other verses of the poem are inside the card.
Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 195 - Winter Cards - 19 January, 2014
Cuttin and Stampin - Anything Goes with Winter
The Paper Shelter - Winter Blues
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes/OPtional Twist Winter Blues

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Open Minded Crafting Challenge # 2, Jan. 18th - Warmth (Food or Clothing)

Welcome to our 2nd Challenge at Open Minded Challenge.  Where all types of crafting are welcome, a new challenge every fortnight, with lots of inspiration weekly. There will be a theme each fortnight and you can use that theme in any crafting projects you do, come over and check us out, great sponsors each fortnight.

Our Sponsors for our 2nd challenge this fortnight are
Prize of a $5.00 gift voucher
Prize of 5 Images
Prize of 5 Images
Prize of 5 Images
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I have lots of recipe books that I have collected over the years, some quite old.  A few years ago I decided to put our favourite recipes into two books, one for sweet dishes and one for savoury dishes, I wanted to make them journals as well, so filtered through the recipes you will find sketches, colouring, poems about food etc, an example would be this page which is a poem about Backyard Stew.
With this fortnights challenge included food,  I chose an image from Digital Stamps 4 Joy - Talk about Fast Food to add to my Recipe Journal, coloured with Copic pens, I keep things very simple and flat in the book, because I do you use it in the kitchen.   The sentiment comes from an advertisement about a sauce you can add to chicken.

Open Minded Crafting Challenge # 2, Jan. 18th - Warmth (Food or Clothing)

Friday, January 17, 2014

Stars, Stripes and Sparkles

The image on this card is called Balancing Act" and it is from Shelleys Images. Now, here is some news, Shelly has opened up her store free of charge, thats correct all her images are free, click on the badge and go and have a look at her beautiful drawings, you're sure to find something you like.
Image has been coloured with Copics, I have added glitter tothe bll and some fo the stripes

Entered into

613 Avenue Create - Party/Celebrate
Simon Monday Challenge - Anything Goes
Polka Doodles Choosday - One for the Boys